We welcome press coverage and inquiries. We also welcome academics to describe the platform in publications. For your convenience, we are including here a general statement about the platform and a number of images (both in 72 dpi for online use and 300 dpi for traditional print). All this material is approved for publication with a CC-BY-SA 2.0 License. You are also welcome to make your own screenshots of the platform. The only provision is that the following should be stated:

“StudyCrafter is developed by the Northeastern Game Studio at Northeastern University, see https://studycrafter.com.”

You are free to paraphrase this statement and include the URL in a different manner (e.g., footnote, reference).

For academic publications, we request including the following reference:

“Harteveld, C., Manning, N., Abu-Arja, F., Menasce, R., Thurston, D., Smith, G., & Sutherland, S.C. (2017). Design of playful authoring tools for social and behavioral science. In IUI '17 Companion: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces Companion. New York, NY: ACM Press.”

For specific inquiries, please reach out to Professor Casper Harteveld, the Principal Investigator of the StudyCrafter project.

General Statement

StudyCrafter is a free online collaborative platform where users can create, share, and play research projects to advance our understanding of human behavior. It is intended to be used in higher education for teaching research in a constructionist, experiential manner and by professional researchers for conducting the next generation of social and behavioral science research.

With the platform, users can copy projects with a click of a button, making it easy to make modifications and run new studies. They can also easily share their data, making cross-validation and meta-studies feasible. Furthermore, the platform takes a playful approach to science: it inspires users to find creative ways to explore human behavior and enables them to create game-like projects to engage their participants. With its ease of use, accessibility, playful approach, online community, and incentives to contribute, StudyCrafter aims to transform education and research.

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